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Roast beef vs. Ground chicken — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Roast beef and Ground chicken?

  • Roast beef is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, and Zinc, yet Ground chicken is richer in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Roast beef's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 64% higher.
  • Roast beef has 11 times more Sodium than Ground chicken. Roast beef has 853mg of Sodium, while Ground chicken has 75mg.

We used Roast beef, deli style, prepackaged, sliced and Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned types in this comparison.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +120.4%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +38.7%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains less Sodium -91.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 234
Equal in Potassium - 677
Equal in Manganese - 0.016
Equal in Selenium - 14.3
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 77% 15% 104% 58% 112% 88% 29% 2% 81%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 35% 20% 101% 60% 10% 53% 21% 3% 78%
Contains more Iron +120.4%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +38.7%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains less Sodium -91.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 234
Equal in Potassium - 677
Equal in Manganese - 0.016
Equal in Selenium - 14.3

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +25.6%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17%
Contains more Choline +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 10% 0% 0% 11% 50% 105% 34% 107% 4% 256% 24% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 8% 0% 0% 31% 70% 134% 80% 125% 2% 64% 33% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +25.6%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17%
Contains more Choline +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +13.6%
Contains more Other +278.4%
Contains more Protein +25%
Contains more Fats +195.9%
19% 4% 74% 3%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 3.69 g
Carbs: 0.64 g
Water: 73.72 g
Other: 3.33 g
23% 11% 65%
Protein: 23.28 g
Fats: 10.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.92 g
Other: 0.88 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +13.6%
Contains more Other +278.4%
Contains more Protein +25%
Contains more Fats +195.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +220.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +670.4%
42% 49% 9%
Saturated Fat: 1.318 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.521 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.27 g
31% 48% 21%
Saturated Fat: 3.11 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.08 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +220.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +670.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Roast beef Ground chicken
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roast beef Ground chicken Opinion
Net carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Protein 18.62g 23.28g Ground chicken
Fats 3.69g 10.92g Ground chicken
Carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Calories 115kcal 189kcal Ground chicken
Sugar 0.29g 0g Ground chicken
Calcium 5mg 8mg Ground chicken
Iron 2.05mg 0.93mg Roast beef
Magnesium 20mg 28mg Ground chicken
Phosphorus 242mg 234mg Roast beef
Potassium 647mg 677mg Ground chicken
Sodium 853mg 75mg Ground chicken
Zinc 3.2mg 1.92mg Roast beef
Copper 0.086mg 0.062mg Roast beef
Manganese 0.015mg 0.016mg Ground chicken
Selenium 14.7µg 14.3µg Roast beef
Vitamin A 11IU 0IU Roast beef
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Roast beef
Vitamin E 0.49mg 0.39mg Roast beef
Vitamin D 1IU Roast beef
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.121mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.302mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B3 5.581mg 7.107mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B5 0.566mg 1.327mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.538mg Ground chicken
Folate 5µg 2µg Roast beef
Vitamin B12 2.04µg 0.51µg Roast beef
Choline 43.9mg 59mg Ground chicken
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.1µg Ground chicken
Tryptophan 0.196mg Ground chicken
Threonine 0.97mg Ground chicken
Isoleucine 1.06mg Ground chicken
Leucine 1.816mg Ground chicken
Lysine 2.014mg Ground chicken
Methionine 0.596mg Ground chicken
Phenylalanine 0.912mg Ground chicken
Valine 1.102mg Ground chicken
Histidine 0.706mg Ground chicken
Cholesterol 51mg 107mg Roast beef
Trans Fat 0.148g 0.087g Ground chicken
Saturated Fat 1.318g 3.11g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0.031g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - EPA 0.007g 0.008g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0.016g Ground chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 1.521g 4.879g Ground chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 0.27g 2.08g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g 0.015g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.14g 1.787g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g 0.02g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.017g 0.081g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Roast beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Roast beef Ground chicken
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Roast beef
42%
Ground chicken
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Roast beef
38%
Ground chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 56mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.792g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 778mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Roast beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174570/nutrients
  2. Ground chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171117/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.